Saint Francis International School

April 3, 2018 | Italy, Rome, Rome education, Schools Rome

Saint Francis International School in Rome, Italy is a non-denominational school teaching an American education to pupils from pre-K to Grade 8.


Established in 1985, St. Francis International School offers a core education in English from Pre school (3 years old) to Grade 8 (14 years old), which follows the rigorous US program, with an optional Italian state program, leading to completion of Scuola Media exams.

Their mission is to provide a challenging educational environment that encourages high performance in a nurturing atmosphere, characterized by dignity and respect for our diverse international community. Children are encouraged to be responsible, caring, aware, and proud. Politeness, courtesy, and good behaviour are of the utmost importance.

They aim to give students the skills and knowledge that they require in the 21st Century, and central to this are the values that they obtain along the way: respect, tolerance, solidarity, trust and integrity. On this foundation they seek to create responsible global citizens who are ready to successfully meet life’s challenges. Each child can attain his or her full potential academically, physically, emotionally, and socially within a small caring atmosphere.

The small size (less than 200 students) and single form structure allows the school to maintain close and supportive relationships with the children and their families throughout their educational journey. The teaching staff are truly international, coming from every continent (besides Antarctica!). They are professionally certified as a classroom teacher and possess a wealth of experience. There is very low staff turnover. Staff members are either English mother-tongue or fully bilingual English and Italian. St. Francis International
School represents excellent value for money for the program delivered.

After the completion of their educational path at St. Francis, graduates move on into local and global state or international schools, depending on their preference. Please do find out more through the website, or by contacting the admissions team:


School fees range from €6,800 to €8.800 plus a €500 registration fee for new students and €250 re-registration fee for returning students. An overview of all school fees can be found on the school’s website here.


The school is open to children of all backgrounds, allowing a diversity of culture, language and religion. The admissions process remains active throughout the school year and starts by filling in the online pre-application form here.


The school is located in the Municipio XV district of Rome, and is a 20-minute drive from the historic centre.

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Contact Details:

Via delle Benedettine, 50/b, 00135 Rome
+39 06 3551 1023

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